Saturday, July 30, 2011

$162 profit!!!

Yeah!!! After paypal and ebay fees, I cleared $162 this month - very exciting! And I got rid of a pile of items just sitting around in my office waiting to be cleared out. A few outfits didn't sell - I'll try them again next month along with a few toys and things I've gathered. Some of my best auctions were a lot of 11 Junie B. Jones books (my husband picked them up at a garage sale for 50 cents each) that we had duplicates of - sold for $18!!! My other great sell was a wallet (Vera Bradley) that I used for a season and sold for $23. Granted it was double that new, but I wasn't using it anymore and it was still in great shape, so better $23 than $3 at a garage sale!

It was fun and easy thanks to tips from Yard Sale Mommy! If you are interested in selling items on ebay, I highly recommend her site!

Thursday, July 28, 2011

So, what's left?

Well, in the last three weeks of summer (really 2 and a half . . .)

1. Indiana Beach - another local amusement park
2. Gaming center (video games/ tokens)
3. Bounce Planet
4. YMCA Pool
5. Art class
6. Pool playdate - wait we did that today! Cross it off!
7. Campfire (waiting for a below 90 degree day)
8. Camping (ditto from #7)
9. Bike ride to park (still need cooler temps)
10. Summer party with neighbors
11. Splash pad
12. Pet store
13. Make ice cream
14. Cooking class
15. Picnic (cooler temps!)

I better get the calendar out eh?

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Our Summer List

How can summer be almost over??? Crazy! In early June, the kids and I sat down and created a list of things we'd like to do this summer. Will we get to them all? Probably not, but even doing half of them will make for a fun, memorable summer!

Here is what we've done so far - tomorrow I'll post what's still on our list.

1. Holiday World (nearby amusement park - SO MUCH FUN!)
2. Putt putt - thanks to Groupon, we went twice!
3. Chuck E Cheese (I got out of that one, hubby took them while I worked).
4. Play with friends (multiple times!)
5. Library Story Time - we've been regulars this summer
6. County Fair
7. Swimming class
8. VBS
9. Children's museum

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Ebay Auctions Ending soon!

Well, my ebay auctions end tomorrow and Thursday. Some have bids and some don't, although most of them have a number of watchers! Hope to have a flurry of last minute bidding!

It was fun to list some things - I have some more toys and such I may try next month. I think if I can keep it to once a month and list them all on the same day it might be a fun little vacation fund project - we'll see!

Friday, July 22, 2011

Garage Sale Update and Ebay

Well, so far, VERY successful - in 3 hours we sold almost $400 - and it is HOT!!! My daughter made a little profit on cookies and water, so she is quite happy.

Now it's time for a pool break with my son!

Along with the garage sale, I've listed some of the better items on ebay - take a look!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Garage Sale Season!

Wow! We are clearing out the garage and having one mega sale this year!!!

No kidding we will have something like 20 tables of stuff to sell. It's super hot around here - close to 100 degrees everyday, but hopefully that won't stop traffic - we need to move this stuff out of the house!

Wish us luck!